Christian minister Ray Comfort: El Paso happened because U.S. ‘threw out the 10 Commandments’

Ray Comfort isn’t exactly a shining beacon of logic. For example, he once declared that a banana is a perfect example of the genius of God’s creation. According to him, the banana’s easy fit in the human hand, it’s “pull tab,” and its nutritional value are irrefutable proof that intelligent design is real. What he failed to mention is that the banana is indeed intelligently designed — by humans, over centuries of artificial selection.

Now imagine what happens when he applies these logic skills to his commentary on mass shootings.

In a video uploaded to to the Living Waters YouTube channel this Saturday, Comfort gave his thoughts on what caused the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, which left 20 people dead and over 20 more wounded.

“Once again, experts are mystified as why this has happened so often,” Comfort says in his narration of the video.

“The answer to this question isn’t complicated,” he continues. “As a nation, we’ve thrown out the Ten Commandments, and that’s left a generation without a measuring rod of good and evil.”

In other words, if the Ten Commandments hadn’t been “thrown out,” Patrick Crusius might have had second thoughts about killing 20 people in a rampage sparked by his anti-immigrant views.

Comfort then shows clips of interviews he conducted with young people, asking them if they think Crusius is “evil.” The interviewees’ perceived hesitancy to call Crusius “evil” is used by Comfort to prove his point — that people don’t have a solid sense of right and wrong these days.

As the Friendly Atheist‘s Hemant Mehta points out, Texas is one of the most conservative Christian states in the nation. Just another banana-sized detail Comfort failed to take into consideration.

Watch the video below:

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Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.